Gartner Expert

Donald Feinberg

Distinguished VP Analyst

Donald Feinberg is a Vice President and Distinguished Analyst in the Gartner ITL Data and Analytics group. Mr. Feinberg is responsible for Gartner's research on database management systems and data warehousing infrastructure and big data.

Previous experience

Before his current role, Mr. Feinberg held various management jobs within Gartner, most recently VP and General Manager of Latin American operations. He began his career at Gartner in the Software Management Strategies group responsible for DBMS software and vendors. Prior to joining Gartner, he worked at Oracle, where he started as manager of customer education and after Director of Technical Marketing for the company's IBM mainframe database business. In this capacity, he was responsible for technical sales and marketing support of the products worldwide. Previously, he was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Boston University.

Professional background


Director, Product Marketing

BXLE Associates


Boston University

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Areas of coverage

Cloud Computing (retired)

Data and Analytics Leaders

Marketing Data and Analytics

Data Management Solutions

Data and Analytics Programs and Practices


M.S., Mathematics, Boston University

B.S., Mathematics, University of Minnesota

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Top Issues That I Help Clients Address

1Assist clients with DBMS platform and infrastructure selection

2Choosing DBMS platforms for applications

3Building an information management strategy, including big data

4Cost optimization, modernization and consolidation of DBMS platforms

5Understanding new trends in DBMS platforms